Must-See Video: 'Handbag Granny' Foils Gang Of Thieves In U.K. : The Two-Way "I started whacking the lads over the head with my shopping bag," Ann Timson says of what happened when she saw six young men trying to smash into a jewelry store. They fled. It's all on video.
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Must-See Video: 'Handbag Granny' Foils Gang Of Thieves In U.K.

She's in her 70s, her name is Ann Timson and she's from Northampton in central England.

But thanks to this video from the U.K., she's now known around the world as "Handbag Granny."

Timson sprinted into action Monday when she saw six would-be robbers trying to smash their way into a jewelry store. At first, The Guardian says, she thought they were some bullies trying to beat up another kid.

"I started whacking the lads over the head with my shopping bag," she tells the BBC. the not-so-tough thugs fled. And she says she'd do it again.

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